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'''Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser''' (;[ "Dreiser"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalism (literature)|naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency (philosophy)|agency. Dreiser's best known novels include ''Sister Carrie'' (1900) and ''An American Tragedy'' (1925). In 1930 he was nominated to the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Birth date{{birth date|1871|8|27|mf=y}}
Birth placeTerre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1945|12|28|1871|8|27|mf=y}}
Death placeHollywood
Death causeHeart failure
SpouseSara White
ParentsSarah and John Paul Dreiser
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